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possibility of a civil war in ukraine and that borders russia. towns were overrun by armed separatists who believe those towns should be russians. this is happening not on the border but more than 150 miles into ukraine. it's after midnight in ukraine now. government leaders are promising that active military operations will continue when the sun comes up. dozens of civilians and separatists have been killed in the fighting so far and people who live in the region are being told to stay in their homes for safety. as i said a minute ago a team of military monitors from the osce was taken hostage more than a week ago but they are now free. they were held against their will by ukrainian separatists who are trying to take over their cities and their towns. on the phone with me now is michael bossercue. a spokesman for the organization of safety and cooperation in europe. thank you for joining us. the condition of your colleagues who were released today, were any of them hurt? >> hi don. thank you for asking. of course, we are delighted that they are free and they are fine. they are actually on
fighting between ukrainian shoulders and pro-russia separatists. vehicles and tires have become makeshift barricades, set alight to try to keep the government troops at bay. there are a lot of victims from both sides, from the civilians and the fighters of the checkpoint. people are going to work were injured. there were a lot of injured and a lot of dead. this way shooting at buildings from the tent for about half an hour hour. >> a stock pile of petrol bombs on hand to throw at any soldiers who didn't come near. it didn't stop the advance of armored vehicles, nor did the chants of residents. checkpoints are controlling traffic in and out. not all traffic has been halted. up to eight days in captivity, a convoy carrying a team of osce observers did make it through. a road side north of donetsk, they embraced freedom with an over powering sense of relief. a carefully choreographed handover bringing an end to the can'tivity of the observers. >> you can't imagine. it's happiness, deep relief on the situation, it was really tough. the last two nights, as we saw the situation developing. fina
of people have been killed in violent street battles between supporters and opponents of russia in southern ukraine. we have the very latest from outside the white house this morning. she joins us now. good morning. >> jenna, good morning you to. the crisis in ukraine is growing worse by the day. friday was the deadliest in months. officials in the black seaport city of odesa tell nbc news that 42 people were killed when riots broke out between pro russian and pro kiev protesters, moef died after being trapped in a burning building. now there were reports of more fierce fighting to day in the eastern part of the country. the one piece of good news here is that pro russian insurgents in eastern ukraine released the seven military observers and five ukrainian assistants who had been held captain ive for a week. all this comes as president obama and the german chancellor held a meeting on friday and issued a stern warning to moscow. they would move forward with sector sectoral sanctions which are the sanctions against broad sectors of russia's economy if they interfere with the may 25th electi
ukrainian soldiers dead. president obama promising even tough iter sanctions against russia. looks like a scene straight out of the movie. two men wearing business suits and fake were wigs. sprayed several esm employees and shocking one many times. no one was seriously thursday there. the robbers are still on the loose. no word on how much money they got away with. ivanka trump knows who she would like to see in the white house. her father. she told greta van susteren, trump would make a fabulous president because of his viewpoints and because of the fact that he listens and cares about people. >> as an american, i would love him to run for president. he is incredibly smart, incredibly knowledgeable. he has had tremendous experiences which would prepare him for the challenge. as a daughter, it's more complicated, obviously. it's a very tough life afternoon the political one is a challenge. >> well, we have been asking mr. trump if he is running but he keeps telling us, we will see what happens. >> and ben affleck may be great at run aring a gambling racket in the movies like this. >> wh
's -- i don't to it's funny one year and the government and russia will have to take into account, and my constituency, and was their first for the elections when there were elections, and they have 14 contenders. you know it's still the naval base for russian strategically. that's for the submarines are and the missiles on submarines when you run the elections in naval base you had to call to me to the office which you can and at least immediately a probably not any cyber. we have china and different geography. so it was much more difficult than just becoming a member but i have to agree with president that in technical terms, in technical terms your's some choose to release of. basically it problem of russian nonperforming enough. there were consultations with nato because they failed to heed it took me to use tear originally with warren christopher and was my counterpart in the united states so that he started to concentrate the on the probable aggression even invited as a new member and could not do that and probably cannot know even if it was today a fully democratic country just bec
written and spoken a great deal about the future of india, china, russia and the united states. i sat with him. he is 90 some years old now and i sat with him and his home. he is somewhat frail but he still has an incredibly crisp and sharp mind. in the middle of our discussion i turned to him and i said to him, i said mr. president what is china doing now and literally meaning what is the progress going on? i know president she because i have spent more time with him than any other leader i believe and i think eve knowledges and i was trying to figure out where is china likely to go? he looked at me and he said china is in the united states looking for that barry black talks. this is literally what he said and i quote, looking for the buried black box. i looked at him and i said, i beg your pardon? he speaks perfect english. he looked at me and he said they are looking for the box that contains the secret that allows america to be the only country in the world that is constantly able to renew itself and remake itself to continue to lead the world. i said to him, presumptuous of me, i
at the us president and the visiting german chancellor said about the threat of tougher sanctions on russia. barack obama going up the prospect of measures targeting defence and finance. this is in ukraine to govern helicopters were shot down the aisle to get defensive. it's a good sled dogs has also been deadly stuff streaking up the southern port city of deaths. at least three killed there. also the newsletter may not have a new president can lay claim to the minister along with most eligible bachelor. the actions of george clooney's impeachment to human rights attorney and all of the team. i was char while ago here on false and get you her press conference from the white house. a lot of it. reacting to what's been up friday of escalation in both eastern and southern ukraine. in the port of odessa. three killed in clashes between pro russian protesters and supporters of ukrainian unity. meanwhile anton offensive by government forces on the eastern city of sled dogs marks for the shooting down two ukrainian helicopters kids security services when one was hit by a surface to air missiles. o
to offer up his opinions about what he would like the relationship to be between ukraine and russia, and i suspect that there will be a whole lot of ukrainian leaders who will take those views into consideration. they can't be done at the barrel of a gun. it can't be done by sending masked gunmen to occupy buildings. or to intimidate journalists. >> well, joining us now where some of those masked gunmen. arwa damon has more. >> reporter: well, anderson, at this stage it seems that the situation has slightly calmed down. but just a few hours ago the ukrainian forces that were positioning themselves out of the city of slaviansk, that is where they made their push this morning came under attack by pro-russian militants. according to the government at least two ukrainian soldiers were killed. and then of course you have the violence that flared up in what was previously a fairly calm area, odessa in the southern part of the country. clashes breaking out between pro-russian and pro-ukrainian camps. there, at least four people were killed initially. and then a fire broke out in the main administ
in 1994 and the subsequent one in 1997 it was a necessary decision. >> how was it seen in russia at the time? how would you answer that question? i will answer it today the way they answered it in that time. one of my russian compatriots -- 9.celebrated v-day on may what happened after that? is part of the answer to your question. that ispened after stalin remained in power in the andem of which ignited participated in aggression 1993 -- against poland, that system in russia in the soviet union remains. that was the course of the cold war instead of the united in proper terms of not in technical terms of the word. then what happens today, the main problem is that russia has this.t bothered with stalin is referred to the approved or endorsed textbooks for our children. able -- as an manager. can you believe it happened in germany with hitler? an ableonsidered manager. that is basically what happened. that is basically the root of the problem today with the theine that is part of russian establishment. do you know what happened? 1994, russian elite, the ruling class, those who bene
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and that's certainly what russia has demonstrated that it's trying to do the leaders in ukraine in the west are trying to avoid a repeat of what happened in crimea for the fall of pro moscow president viktor yanukovich voters there held a referendum in march and decided to join russia the president but the real mechanics the republican ticket. he's accused of sending in arms and agents to fuel the address so he could eventually send in troops under the pretense of protecting ethnic russians many members of his administration have that night that i can in the can he said a statement that ukraine must withdraw all military units from the southeast stop the violence and immediately started a national dialogue that would involve all regions and all political forces. ukrainian soldiers have been manning checkpoints on the outskirts of the occupied area. but in the capital they held an exercise to test the response to a thread on a government building was thinking to go to the head of the state guard said they performed a task well. farther west police and volunteers set up checkpoints on roads l
-hold city of slaviansk. they hold their ground barricaded in government buildings as russia calls forage machine u.n. security council meeting set to begin at noon to discuss this very crisis. jon: authorities averting quote unimaginable tragedy in a small minnesota town, arresting a 17-year-old student. they say he was planning to kill his family and bomb a junior and senior high school. mike tobin live in chicago with more on this. police think, mike, that this teenager was actually very close to carrying out this attack? >> reporter: in large part, jon, because of the extensive planning that went into this. nearly a year of planning went into this meticulous plot to quote, kill as many students as he could. according to the criminal complaint, 17-year-old john ladieu planned to kill his mother, father, sister and with a 22 caliber rifle because the 22 would not make that noise. he would start a fire to distract first respond is. with authorities busy he plant to head to the junior senior high school and set off bombs and kill people not killed by bombs. the plot was thwarted only beca
from chuck hagel talking about the nato alliance as tension heightens between russia and ukraine. russia's military move quote shatter the myth that the end of the cold war meant an end to insecurity at least in europe. speaking in washington he says the european nato members need bolster their expense effort because they will test the 28-nation lead alliance. we expect remarks to get underway in just a moment here at the wilson center. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> morning. >> good morning. >> morning, everyone and welcome to the wilson center. i am jane harmon the president and ceo. i am delighted to introduce our first event this morning. let me welcome the cochair and former chair and ambassadors from countries and our speakers for the next panel which is going to be introduced later. i have to recognize the former german ambassador who is a scholar at the wilson center. in 1997, my daughter hillary then a princeton senior majoring in politics picked nato as her thesis topic. she called her mom, me i
against russia clear in recent weeks. as a result, germany's position is unlikely to shift, barring a dramatic escalation of the conflict in ukraine. we will hear from chancellor merkel and president obama. in the meantime, a washington journal discussion this morning on the effectiveness of sanctions. host: our friday roundtable focusing on the issue of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool, do they work? carla anne robbins is a senior fellow at the council on foreign relations. mark dubowitz of the foundation for democracy. "the wall street journal" the president meets with angela merkel. german companies opposing sanctions, can you explain. guest: german companies opposed sanctions against iran, it is no surprise they are opposing sanctions against russia. the german corporate lobby is very strong. it is no surprise. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including former german chancellor, who is making a lot of money helping natural gas flow from russia to germany. no surprise. angela merkel is under pressure. host: one of the fundamental flaws of sa
to discuss tougher sanctions against russia over issues with ukraine. chancellor merkel is viewed as a pivotal figure in the standoff. >>> and a rockford, ohio, teen gives his great-grandmother the gift of a lifetime. austin dennison took his great-grandmother delores to his senior prom because she never got to go when she was in high school. this is great home video. start crying now, savannah. the two slow dancing together while the others looked on. an incredible gesture there. the night started with dinner at bob evans, one of her favorite places to go eat. the two, get this, they were home by 9:00 p.m. >> that's my dream night right there. >> just what her father said. better be home by 9:00. >> what a sweetheart. i just love that. what a great young man. he should be applauded. >> good man. >> not to mention he probably won all the girls after that. total ploy for the girls. >> should we turn to carson for the weather. >> no problem. let's check out the weather. >> exactly. there he goes. >> i don't know where to go. >> we have al roker, he's at churchill downs in louisville
. it should not be something that an outside nation dictates to ukraine and that is certainly what russia has demonstrated that it's trying to do. >> reporter: leaders in ukraine and the west are trying to avoid a repeat of what happened in crimea after the fall of pro-moscow president viktor yanukovych. voters there held a referendum in march, and decided to join russia. then, president vladimir putin annexed the republic. he's accused of sending in arms and agents to fuel the unrest so he could eventually send in troops under the pretense of protecting ethnic russians. putin and members of his administration have denied that again and again. he said in a statement that ukraine must withdraw all military units from the southeast, stop the violence, and immediately start a national dialogue that would involve all regions and all political forces. ukrainian soldiers have been manning checkpoints on the outskirts of the occupied area. but in the capital, they held an exercise to test the response to a threat on a government building. the head of the state guard said they performed a task well.
. reports from inside suggest that it is tension but calm. >> okay, johnna hull -- engineers. >> russia and ukraine had both promised to deescalate tensions in ukraine as part of a deal. >> angela merkel set to meet with president obama. the crisis in ukraine and the stepped up sanctions against russia expected to top the agenda as libby casey reports, this is her first visit to washington since it was revealed that the inform sa was listening in on her conversations >> reporter: president obama and chancellor merkel will meet for four hours at the whitehouse as both leaders wrestle with how far to push russia. >> they will say we have to go together and when it comes to ukraine, we have to work together to put more pressure on putin. but the interests are different. >> the latest round of sanctions by the u.s. and european union stop short of hitting russia's oil and gas industry, an industry german is tied to. trade between the two countries amounted to $100,000,000,000 last year. >> we work closely with russia. we are to some extent even dependent on russian gas. for that reason, we
be used as a pretext by russia to send in the troops to protect them which is how they describe it. how far can the ukrainian government and military push this without risking the full-on by russian troops? it's been concern all along. it's why we've seen such a timid response from the ukrainian military and security agent in general including police here. it is the big question at this point. will the ukrainian military now hold its ground and try to push further into sloviansk or in places like this in donetsk where pro russian groups are in charge of administration buildings here and other cities in eastern ukraine. is this simp will yly going to push forward and pull back? we'll wait and see. it seems to be the most significant operation so far. >> sarah, thank you for joining us. we'll keep you up to date with all developments in eastern ukraine here on bbc world news. >>> australian official heading the searching for mh 370 says it could take up to a year to find the missing plane. houston is confident his team is looking in the right area in the indian ocean. no debris has been f
, it is no surprise they are opposing sanctions against russia. the german corporate lobby is very strong. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including former german chancellor, who is making a lot of money helping natural gas flow from russia to germany. no surprise. angela merkel is under pressure. host: one of the fundamental flaws of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool? guest: it is limited and a blunt instrument but also there is no other choice. not a lot of other alternatives. politics are flawed, too. germany is russia's's largest trading partner in the eu. they have more economic interest in the u.s. and its owing to be hard to pressure russia and a major way unless the europeans are willing to play. host: let me share what jack lew told members of congress when it came to sanctions and at russia and the wealthy individuals linked to president putin. [video clip] >> if you look at the impact on russia's economy, it is misleading to look at what happens day by day. you have to look over the period of time since russia went into crimea and since we
in the case against the leader jerry adams. ♪ but first russia's president putin criticized ukraine for launching what we calls a punitive operation in the east of the country. kiev says it's blockading the town as part of an antiterrorist operation and ukraine defense ministry say pro-russian separatist shot down two of its helicopters in the region and pro-russia groups are now occupying government offices in several other towns and on wednesday they seized government offices and pro-russia separatists taken over government buildings and captured cancelled buildings and on thursday they took over the prosecutor's office in donsq. we have two correspondents covering the story and we will bet the russia reaction and we will go to eastern ukraine, this is a moving story, jona and bring us up to date with the latest situation report. >> reporter: it is indeed a moving story steve and it began about 4:30 a.m. outside when units of the ukrainian army appeared to launch the next phase in what kiev said was and antiterrorist operation and has been going on for weeks now with the army and
find common ground in confronting russia. >> pfizer ups its bid for astrazeneca. bayer is in exclusive talks to buy merck's consumer business. morning, everybody. you are watching "the pulse." i'm guy johnson. >> and i am francine lacqua. coming up, a bloomberg exclusive. we speak with the south african finance minister as a nation sets to go to the holes. >> the army in ukraine has become an operation to retake ovyansk. pressure is reporting that two helicopters have been shut down and one pilot killed. down and oneshot pilot killed. heather, can you give us the latest on the situation, vis-a-vis the offensive? protests on labor the situation here has become increasingly tense, as you mentioned. there was an antiterrorist operation by ukrainian forces to slovyansk. we have had two statements, one from the interior ministry saying this operation started about 4:30 a.m. today. they have circled the town, taking control of nine roadblocks as interior minister and the head of the national guard and the defense minister are on the spot there. they are demanding the release of hosta
is down a third. in russia, the micex is down a third as well. china still close because of a two-day holiday. they'll be back on monday. the nikkei slipping down 0.2%. the hang seng up 0.5%. the s&p sx. just take a net on this, 38 treasury yields 3.42% at the moment. we got down to 3.39%. the ten-year has been down to two-month lows, 2.59 was the yield during the session yesterday. we're off those lows at the moment. but maybe a bit of a short squeeze going on in treasury markets. we'll talk about that during the show. on the currency markets, the dollar, cautious again ahead of nonfarm payroll. euro/dollar, 1.36 and dollar/yen 102.46. we keep our eyes on sterling, 1.69. up near a five-week peak. that's where we stand with currencies right now. meanwhile, let's bring you up to speed with the latest in ukraine. reports of casualties in eastern ukraine today after the country's military has launched a large operation to regain control of the town of slovyansk. sources say pro-russian separatists have strengthened their hold on donetsk after taking another government building. prime
and president obama find common ground in confronting russia. >> pfizer ups its bid for astrazeneca. bayer is in exclusive talks to buy merck's consumer business. morning, everybody. you are
to balance or business interest in germany. you look at some of the traits they have what russia. it is the largest trading partner in the eu. seen her get increasingly upset with vladimir cutin. putin. of her relationship with barack obama, we have seen clear telegraphing from german officials is that they will put aside all of their nsa, the snooping, the eavesdropping and put all that aside. the focus will be how do you get the european union and the u.s. aligned with one voice. does that mean additional sanctions. what were they due to present a unified front? in some ways, they look at putinl as a kind of baye whisperer. they look to her tables translate putin -- to her to translate putin. it will been interesting conversation. courses might be a little bit early in the morning. >> i went into a whiskey distillery but there's only one catch, they haven't officially made any whiskey yet. is the first whiskey maker in london for more than a century. darren brooks, this is part of a wider trend towards craft brewing in the u.k. and a dayhree years for this to become whiskey. th
company in the u.s., russia, and the middle east. inside pepsi right here and bloomberg television and online as well as your mobile device. what do you wear when you go to the office? a ceo gives us his personal debt for how to pick your wardrobe. that is coming up. in sports, the latest in the l.a. clippers controversy. there is now a new celebrity interested who's potentially buying the team. ♪ >> in sports, the clippers controversy. the next steps in removing donald sterling in the league the meeting comes to doug's days after the commissioner and the l.a. clippers owner for life finest early $2.5 million for making those infamous racist comments. a lot of high-profile people already voicing opinions, including oprah winfrey. the oracle ceo larry ellison and the former music executive. there is also a certainly late comedian trying to talk his way into the deal. >> you probably heard a big rumor today, that a group of investors led by me and oprah are planning to buy this. any information you see in the media is speculation and nothing more but i would like to set things over
attempt by russia to hold a referendum at gunpoint so nice to get one and cranny and asked mom christy international community widely rejected the three independent surveys have shown winning support for him to bite ukraine even the most the russian speaking eastern regions. a poll conducted last month by the international republican institute which included cranny and showed that only fourteen percent of the creamy and support the jury's the scene of the country that even two national institute of sociology has published its april two thousand fourteen findings which suggests that close to seventy percent of people living in the south east of ukraine cannot support the separation of the country's regions. great news for you anymore. your team just a prison term and underwhelmed he says the eu is free to provide economic aid to ukraine in cooperation with the international monetary fund. rowntree says the interim authorities in kiev have taken steps to the film budgets the meeting she needed to embark on economic and political reforms. only needs. before the next agreement with the imf
its southeastern regions and condemnation wind tunnel that the view of russia's president. education discount the ongoing ukrainian prices over the phone with the jam in turn sought uncle a moscow has requested russia's health benefits to a red's piano is seen in a shed that is why being detained in eastern ukraine meanwhile ukraine's state security and special forces have held a mission trails in the capital on to become overnight. how many vehicles were seen passing through the streets of kiev on two men were reportedly supported and trained home and building described as the country's defense ministry did not miss the government take part in any operation. it's gonna be crazy interim prime minister adnan said the government is unable to hold them back has been overwhelming in the country's southeast government buildings in more than a dozen cities that remain under the control of products on in the midst of the a list of reach for us mona mona administration buildings and police stations in the south and east of the country up and take it that the city of lost every ride and it's
russia of fomenting the progress that milt -- the pro-russia military and the country. >> it just won't go away. the concern is that the money is going in the pockets of russia to pay off the ukraine gas bill. 1/3 of theolds about ukrainian debt in the next two years of any imf money you could say is going back to russia. in the same way that the aig bailout went to goldman sachs. dow begins the day at a new record high, 16,000 500 81 and the s&p 500 within seven points of a record. this happens on a day when the government reports the economy has basically stalled out. gdp grew in the first quarter by as the one percent weather was blamed and they talk about spending more on heating and the cost of obamacare kept gdp from being negative. >> where is the gloom crew. the marketsle think are too complacent and it looks put or aad a greenspan bernanke put. >> i am all in cash and i have levers all my cash. are burning cash. coke is signaling it could change the stock deal. warren buffett said he does not like the plan but would not vote against it out of loyalty to cope and now coke says
for today's post number. 100,000, that is how many people from trade unions are marching in russia's red square for mayday. communisthe year the union dissolved. when we come back, we are joined by the ceo of fast future research to talk about whether your job is in danger. tech is taking over. mayday, mayday for the labor market. ♪ >> welcome back. you are watching "the pulse." you are looking at live pictures from athens, the center of greek -- i don't know, demonstration over the last few years. we have seen some major demonstrations. it is made a they are may day they areay celebrating today. we are looking at different stories out of istanbul where we are seeing teargas being used. unemployment, a big focus today. this is the celebration of labor , celebration of workers rights. it is a good day to look at a story that is changing for all of us. the landscape of labor is changing. tech is changing everything around us. let's talk about what happens next. the fast future research ceo is here to join us. how do we need to think about what is going on in our world? the pace of change
.2%, actually effectively saying the country is in recession right now. do you agree with that? >> for russia, yes, i believe they are in a recession. >> for russia. >> we'll know more about the first quarter later this month. i wouldn't be surprised to see it fall again in the second quarter. we know it was about $750 million there. in the second quarter it will still be significant. >> how has this not gone back into ukraine, the funding they need, when russia clearly is at the moment trying to destabilize the economy and create a federal country? >> well, this is what's facing ukraine. on the one hand it's a brink of crisis with macro economic problems. this is a huge program, $17 billion is massive, well over ukraine's quota at the imf and it should free up additional funding, too, from the world bank and eu and from bilateral governments, too, from the u.s. as well. but this has all gone on the economic side. there's a political angle to all of this, too. really. the center is now losing control. this is the worry in development over the past week or so, that these, the country is now cl
transition. we are worried about russia, and yet, the markets are brushing everything off. >> that is right. that is not so much complacency. people are concerned about a lot of things. there are a lot of headwinds out there. simply, we have seen the central banks have maneuvered the markets into believing there is a put out there. every pullback is seen as an opportunity. >> what happens with the ecb? with the ecb, we arrived at what the limit of the central banks can do. japan is aggressive. the fed has been aggressive. the ecb has a japanese problem. >> that's right. they would like inflation to be higher. they'd like growth to be higher. we heard earlier on the show the eurozone is putting up the pressure on the euro. so i think there is a conundrum there. i think the markets are doing what they did three or four years ago with the pressure on the sovereign spreads. they are almost willing, the ecb, to act. >> what is your best bet for the next couple quarters? >> i thi nnk i was to remain log risk assets. that can be obviously equities. we have been talking about dividends for years. w
against the russian elements in the east, that would give the pretext that russia would require to move across the border. many are praising the government in kiev for not doing that, for not going fire-for-fire. what the acting president was saying to 20--well, more than 20 regional governors, their top priority over the next four days is to prevent the unrest which we've seen in those eastern regions from spreading further across the east and perhaps into the south of the country. we have heard that ministry of interior forces were doing their job or perhaps the city police were not doing their duties as required. >> the military exercises were going to be held tonight kiev. what's the latest on that? >> reporter: yes, it's a very strange one. there is an announcement on the city council website earlier on today. it spoke of tactical special training and the possibility that armored vehicles may be involved. thethey are planning military exercises in the early hours of thursday morning. it does appear there is some exercise training but it will fall short of the tanks rolling through
's eastern regions of russia militia activity continues to spread unchallenged the leakage bring you comfort in kiev it's baffling to deal with the police schools last week demoralized and parades and custom plates quite switched allegiances between muscat and the west. it's not the alms to the central square has become the fact of rebel held territory and i got area. authorities meanwhile warring forces did attempt to intervene in tuesday's taken aback by the constant government building against militants building heights with bouts of molotov cocktails several thousand activists stormed the regional state exports has embraced the russian flag the rebels as they continue to control the sixties prosecutions office and stevie cent of the operation in the city gets the prize must be a separate system on the second provincial capital late already controlled much of an apron done yet province where the proclaimed an independent people's republic of the yes but a referendum on secession of late he left as you. gemma child slept like an american has said russia is not a right to the decisions bein
luhansk by pro-russian militants tuesday. russia continues to deny accusations it's funding and orchestrating the unrest. >>> coordinators of the search effort for the missing ma lay airlines flight mh370 have dismissed a claim possible plain wreckage was found in the northern bay of bengal. the underwater search is continuing off the australian coach. six weeks of searching have so far failed to find any wreckage at all. >>> a dangerous storm system which earlier killed more than 30 people in the southern united states has now flattened scores of homes, churches and businesses in louisiana and alabama. trees and power lines have been knocked out. meteorologists say the storms have weakened, but tornado watches are still in effect for some isolated areas. >>> there's mounting anger in my je nigeria -- to free more than 230 girls abducted from their school by islamist militants over a fortnight ago. a million woman protest march is being called for by the women's peace and justice organization to demand more resources for securing the girls' release. with me is someone who ru
. >>> basketball responds to the life ban given to l.a. clippers owner donald sterling. . >> russia accused the west of revising cold war tactics after new sanctions were imposed over the ukrainian crisis. 15 more people were added to the list of russian officials, facing asset freedss and travel -- friezes and travel bands. >> the chief of the international monetary funds megs to moscow says russia's economy is falling into recession. antonio says the country experienced two quarters of negative growth which is likely to continue. he had sanctions against russia over the ukrainian crisis. to further damage the economy. >> let's spoke to the correspondent. it's a bleak picture painted by the i.m.f. >> it certainly is. the i.m.f. chief in moscow said, as you explained, he believes russia's economy is in recession because there has been two quarters of negative growth. the prediction for this year was 1.3% growth, they are saying the economy will grow by 0.2%. i think that's a worrying statistic for many economists. further to that the i.m.f. mission chief says that there'll be $100 billion i
russia. beyond education, how do you get people to trust this thing in the way that sovereign countries have not? a leading engineering institution, m.i.t. is the king of practicality. that is part of the spearman. seeing what real-world applications we can build that people will end up trusting. >> such as? >> there is a number of things we can do that would be very important. for example, you could build a decentralized kick starter for crowd funding. you could build a micro-payment solution which would be approved for news media in terms of online newspapers. having a solution for their content. >> i'm curious, have any professors at m.i.t. torn you to shreds on this? do they look at the theory of bitcoin and forget about the efficiency and say the bitcoin club has got it wrong? say that most professors are pretty excited ingut this project and see where it goes. there are plenty professors who have questions about it. most of the questions tend to come from the economic side. people understand the code and technical aspect of bitcoin and a pretty enthusiastic about it. >> jeremy and
russia. oil -- likeg, like all of the oil companies, interests in russia. they have a plant in the far east where they have partnered up with gazprom. they went to russia 12 days ago to meet with president putin and say it is really important to us, that plans. we would like to up capacity there by 50%. he got president putin's endorsement for that. that is good for shell. late last night, resident putin saying that if they ratchet up sanctions against russia, there are no need for any retaliatory measures just yet. russia may eventually have to re-examine, as he put it, cooperation with western energy projects. that will give all of the oil companies pause and it is something mr. van burden will be asked about today when he talks to investors. >> give us an update about shell and the ukraine. >> they really cannot beat this geopolitical situation in the ukraine. they were talking to the central government about developing gas in the east of the company -- of the country, exactly where the separatists in ukraine are now operating. there, lateright yesterday, we had pro russia militias
call. everybody wants to hear about russia. a very sizable interest in russia. one reason why van burton was meeting with putin, kissing the ring if i might say. we heard president putin yesterday warning that there could be retaliatory moves against western interests if they ratchet up their sanctions. he said he may have to look at western energy deals in russia. >> we can see royal dutch shell up over 3%. alstom -- we are waiting. i am getting excited about alstom. it was called up 20%. let's have a look at another stock, barclays. everybody is doing it. it is a bad bank. the commodities business, the fixed income business, some u.s. mortgage assets and european lending books in spain and italy. 54 billion euros worth of risk weighted assets. alstom up 11.8%. we called it 20%, it was up 12%. >> pretty good. >> let's have a look at heritage oil. we have another deal on the table. we are keeping that in focus. qatar's al miqrab agrees to buy heritage oil for $1.5 billion. 224 million pounds if you prefer. enough enter out of me. let's talk to johnnie. cpi on the way. are you both
spoke about earnings and russia. the uncertainty is not identifiable. we'll have to keep on monitoring the situation closely. diets to its ipo ows ases to its ipo l twitter slows. >> hello. welcome to "countdown." i am mark barton. >> i am anna edwards. in london. welcome to the program. we begin with the earnings. >> first quarter profits rising 5.2%. that is the net income increased . analysts anticipate a profit of $1.44 billion. the reason why it has been booted -- boosted by the purchase of its division in bell john. -- belgium. earnings were boosted by a drop in payments to minority shareholders after bnp body stake in one of its units for three and a quarter billion euros. it is worth noting bp hosted its profits and '08 after setting aside payments to u.s. economic sanctions. it did say today that talks took place on the matter during the first quarter. there is still uncertainty on the size of the penalty. be excluded,annot but it could be significantly larger than the amount provision. that is worth noting. bas profit rose and exceeded analyst estimates held by the person it'
in russia in nineteen ninety one. she then traveled to italy and began a career in films and as the popular tv host. before stepping into became famous as the model and actress. she earned an undergraduate degree in moscow study metal engineering. stir until smooth. since the new students. the distance. it's winter conditions. i mean character in the series is the river hull. it shakes the landscape. the client and why do people live on it speaks both rich and four. he tries to look beneath the surface of things unseen it's just that its history can never be fully understood bush was too far it also hides her seat. jason are just covered by people like franco sneering to have eyes to see. i was the show cheese and. wtf the program is brought you by. norway's mainstream crucial supplies the group. exploring one thousand miles of norwegian coastline the report local encounters. jackson is smoking something. talk about cheese sauce coming up as the new licences list of russian officials under sanctions
dollars. castle hill which had begun to evolve the group added is the one of russia's because we'll transfer to the boil. and also on the sanctions list. another talkin' is as gm group that i get from eight a pipeline building in one of gazprom is amazing that can contact us is whether he is around ten billion dollars tony brenton of former uk ambassador to russia of these the actions come to protest. weston has been telling a diplomatic norms are helpful. i think it helps if the rapture it's going to the speaker washington has not helped the two sides to find agreement. like i go to russia obviously having it there for part of the time he'll be the rush was a proud said steve country. i think an approach which concentrated more on class discussions with the russia with russia point here is a corporation like to be more successful. it wasn't any branches of full interview this thursday. we love washington needs of the eu has also added fifteen mornings its blacklist. how about when shot on target to russian companies. let's just take a look at the way at the monday that the e tra
a great eye and is one of russia's biggest rail transport to the boil is also on the sanctions list another time this is as gm group and major gas pipeline built up under one on costumes main contract is it a wedding is around ten million dollars and tony martin the former you can constitute russia needs the actions of counterproductive. what's in it to the summit county diplomatic norms and helpful i think it helps if the rhetoric it's going to the speaker. washington has not helped the two sides to find agreement and i try to rush job is to have a good day at the bottom of time he'll be the masters of the road since steve country i think an approach which concentrated more on class discussions with russia with russia point here is a corporation like to be more successful. and you can watch tony brennan was going to be that fast and reliable fully washington's needs the eu has also acted as his morning staple on plants. how wonderful to be short on russian companies. the lake and the money. khamenei said trade between china and the wife mom to two twenty seven billion dollars in tw
. on the list is the current director of russia's intelligence agency, and valerie, the first deputy minister of defense and the army general in charge of the deployment of russian troops along the ukrainian border. >>> the new list announced by brussels includes 15 individuals, 9 of whom are russian. some of them are political like the deputy chair of the lower house of parliament here in russia who was instrumental in starting legislation to inkorea grate the crimea region into the russian federation. others are military, like russia's deputy defense minister and chief of the armed services. they said brussels is doing the bidding of washington with unfriendly gestures. the deputy foreign minister said it is a repeat of 1949 when the west imposed what he calls an iron curtain on the soviet union and other nations. the ministry has said it is ready to respond, but won't rush its response. commentators have generally said it's clear both the eu and us are holding back and not going as far as they could. basically they are going after people linked to vladimir putin not after the big firms the
kind of exogenous event, could be something as simple as russia ukraine becoming more difficult. >> okay. >> don't know. something out of the ordinary. >> i wondered if you were going to say growth is disappointing and perhaps won't get the growth the market assumed. if you look at what's happening in the market you have strong rotation. we've spoken many times about the high flying tech stocks, biotech, social media, that have lost a huge amount of value but you see weakness in housing. in financials. economically sensitive areas, the utility index is pushing up towards an all-time high. what do you do with that rotation? do you follow through? >> well, we look at the individual companies and their own valuations. so we think that some of the high flyers, which have come down, are still at fairly lofty valuations and hard to justify. we contrast that with other old technology dinosaurs like microsoft, cisco, hewlett-packard, where their actual results have been quite good and their valuations are very attractive. so we wouldn't necessarily look at the rotation in a kind of a se
fails? aaron is here. an oil giant is caught up in the sanctions against russia. it may be british. bp owns a 20% stake many the giant rosneft. now the u.s. has added this man the boss of rosneft to its sanction list saying he's in vladimir putin's inner circle. we asked what impact this could have on bp. hello. it is midday in london, 7:00 washington, 3:00 in moscow. there's been a twist? the tug of war over ukraine. russia described the unprecedented increase in u.s. and nato activity near borders. the defense minister told his u.s. counter part to tone down the rhetoric promising russia had no plans to invade ukraine. meanwhile eu followed washington and announced new sanctions targeting top political players in russia. on the ground the situation remains unchanged and unstable. nick childs has this. >> sloviansk today looking very much like a pro russian strong hold in the ukraine's unsettled east. this local resident absolutely supports the separatists here and possible recession. this man says he's for a unified ukraine and fed up with everything that's happened. the fact trade h
remarks. ♪ the eu released a new list of 15 names of russia and ukrainians imposing sanctions on and targets politician and military leaders. one of the names on the list is the current director of russia's foreign intelligence agency, giu. some of the others are. and russia's deputy prime minister who over saw criteria into russia after it was annexed and valarie, the first deputy minister of defense and army general in charge of the deployment of russian troops along the ukrainian border. across in moscow and we are joined live from there, and putin himself with talks got close to him and why are these particular men being targeted? >> reporter: well, laura, first of all we should point out unlike the list released on monday including companies and individuals the eu list is putting a travel pan and asset freeze on individuals only. now some of those as you were listing are key military officials and some of them linked to the de-facto annexation of crimea including a member of the duma, russian parliament responsible for starting legislation to integrate crimea into russian
page. here scarlet fu. >> our top front-page story, a new round of sanctions on russia. still targeted sanctions. it is putin's inner circle who has to do with it. june in the u.s. protesting russia's actions in ukraine. the u.s. but seven people and 17 comments on the list. the white house says it does not expect immediate change of russian policy toward ukraine. so the plan is to steadily ratchet up sanctions that would cause more pain for russia over time. me rephrase that, it sounds like more pain for individuals in russia who are close to mr. putin. very targeted. >> a broad sectors of the economy still spared for now. >> the banks did not get touched. >> which, i believe, was effectively a german request. they did not want that. >> second front-page story, a follow-on to the almost $100 million -- $100 billion megadeal. pfizer making the offer for astrazeneca. a u-turn from the strategy of less is more, and another angle is pfizer could save billions of dollars in taxes because the u.k. created incentives for drug makers to increase research and capital investment. >> adam, you h
near a seven-year high, despite what's going on in ukraine. the cac current is up 0.4%. in russia, up 1.2% as well. more on that in a second. earnings higher today. nokia leading the european indices after unveiling plans to return more than $3 billion to shareholders in buy backs and extra dividends. the stock today up nearly 8%. this is despite a slip in the company's first quarter revenue. although investors also appear to be welcoming the firm's new ceo. good moves higher from deutsche bank, up 2.6%. it also announced a bond issue to increase the strength of its balance sheet. no news about a capital hike. we did get more announcements today on the methodology for the european banking association's stress test which are coming out for the eu today. it will include fx an a spike higher in sovereign bond yield as well. we're focused on bp, the stock up not quite a percent in london. the oil giant saying earnings at its russian partner, rosneft, have been hit by a weaker ruble. that firm's ceo has been hit by u.s. sanctions. talking about the sanctions being announced by the u.s. and t
is weaker. everybody knows it. china is only the move. russia is on the move. and the middle east, all these dreams that we had of an arab spring turned out to crush religious minorities, crush christians, still have the textbooks in muslim countries that say jews are pigs and are defiling the world. so that's all continuing under the obama administration. so we're weaker and that's my real concern. one comment, it's a stupid and horrible comment, but the policies are the problem. >> i think it's so true because you can't debate a policy if there is no one to debate. we've taken our hands off the wheel. what do you think, mom? >> right. that goes right to hillary, too. >> let's talk about domestic politics and a woman that a lot of people are saying is a liberal's liberal. the senator out of massachusetts, senator elizabeth warren. her book has become a best seller because she's taken on the rich, on the capitalism. she says it's rigged. she says it and said it also on the daley show. >> that's what's fundamentally changed. it's tough out there. it really is a rigged game and it's set
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